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WADE I have waded across: heniinokeeenoo; I am wading across: hookeeenoo; don't wade around!: ciibeh'iinokee

 

 

 

 

 

WAG it (an animal) is wagging its tail: nonoonoh'oowoonneekoohut; it wags its tail: noonoh'oowoonneekoohut

 

 

 

WAGE  he (she) is working for wages: ceneestoot

 

 

 

WAGON anim. noun; hotii, obv. sg. hotiiw; pl. hotiiwo'; my wagon: nototii; his (her) wagon: hitotiiw (also refers to: wheel, car, baby carriage)

 

 

 

WAGON TONGUE hinii3on

 

 

 

WAIST  anim. noun; hice'ok, pl. hice'ok(u)no'

 

 

 

WAIT  I am waiting: coowouubeihinoo; I am waiting for it: coowouuwutiinoo tooyoohootowoo; I am waiting for you: tooyoohoobe3en; I am waiting for him (heir): tooyoohowo', coowouuwuho'; wait for, me!: toyoohowu; wait!: howoh(o)'ee (man speaking), cowouubeihi, nee'ee (woman speaking); don't wait for him!: ciibehtoyoohowun; just wait (awhile): (bi')cooocowouubeihi; go wait for the school bus!: wontoyoohowun neyei3einotii

 

 

 

WAKE  I am waking up: hoowoto'oonoo; you must wake me up!: hetoowoten; you must wake him (her) up!: hetoowotenoo; wake up!: (neh)howoto'oo

 

 

 

WALK  I am walking: ceebiseenoo; I am walking fast: niih'ineeseenoo; I am walking slowly: kooxo'useenoo; I am walking around: niiniseenoo, heniiniseenoo; I (can) walk: nii'cebiseenoo; let's take a walk: heh'iiniseen; don't walk through here!: ciibehcih'iitisee; walk!: cebisee; I am walking in circles: heniinko'eiseenoo; I am walking about aimlessly: kookonniiniseenoo; I will walk to a place over there: heetnee3ebiseenoo; walk over there!: 3ebisee; I will walk away from a bad situation: heetnoniibiseenoo; we (two) are walking together: niiniisxoni'; he (she) is walking up (upriver or west): noonoxuuteiseet; he (she) is walking down (downriver or east): honoowuniihiseet; he (she) is walking north: neenebiseet; he (she) is walking south: nonoowuseet

 

 

 

WANDER  he/she wanders by him (her) self from place to place: heneneiwoxuubetit, heneeneiniiwoo'oot

 

 

 

WANT  I want it: neniitowoo; I want it (anim. obj.): neniiwo'; I want to eat: beneetbii3ihnoo, niibeetohbii3ihnoo; I want to sleep: beneetnokhunoo, niibeetohnokhunoo; I want something very badly: niibee3iheinoo; I really wanted it: nih'ee3neehiitetei3owoo

 

 

 

WAR  boo3etiit

 

 

 

WARBONNET nonoo'oeeyookuu, pl. nonoo'oeeyookuu'u; (with a trailer) kokoohowoot, pl. kokoohowootno; woman's warbonnet (old ceremony, no longer observed): wote', pl. wote'eno; he is wearing a warbonnet: hiinote'eenit, kookoohowoot; the woman who wore a warbonnet: niinote'eenit

 

 

 

WAR CLUB  3oxooo, pl. 3oxooono (tomahawk); ce'eex, pl. ce'eexuu (club with a rounded stone)

 

 

 

WARM it is warm (e.g., water): heniisoowu'; it is warm (e.g., inside the house): heeniisiiyoo'; it is warming up: honookuu'oo'; it is a warm day (after a very cold day): honookuusiini'; it is warming up: honookuuno'oo'

 

 

 

WARN I am warning you: niinestoobe3en; I am warning him (her): niinestoowo'; he (she) is warning him (her): niinestoowoot, niinestoobeit; warn me!: nestoowu; warn him (her)!: nestoowun(ee), hoonbin

 

 

 

WARPATH  I am on the warpath (scouting for enemies): nootikoninnoo

 

 

 

WART anim. noun; be3ii3, pl. be3ii3iwo' my wart: ne3ii3iib; his (her) wart: hi3ii3iiw; I have warts: hii3ii3iibinoo

 

 

 

WASH  I am washing myself: heehiisebetinoo; I am washing my face: heehiisii'ouhnoo; I am washing my hands: heehiis3ee3ouhnoo; I am washing my feet: heehiisoonouhnoo; I am washing him (her): heehiisowo'; he (she) is washing him (her): heehiisowoot; I am washing it: heehiisetiinoo

 

 

 

WASHBASIN  hehiisio'huunooo

 

 

 

WASHING MACHINE hehiise3ooo

 

 

 

WASHINGTON  heetko'einoo' (means: "where it is round")

 

 

 

WASHTUB  hehiise3einooo

 

 

 

WASP  anim. noun, kohoh'ok, koh'ok (also: bee)

 

 

 

WASTE you certainly are wasting your time: henee3neenii3oyeinoxuuhetin; he (she) is wasting it (e.g., money): nenii3oyeinoxuutiit (bei'ci3eii)

 

 

 

WATCH  I am watching you (keeping guard): honoonoyoohobe3en; I am watching him (her): honoonoyoohowo'; I am watching it: honoonoyoohootowoo; I am watching something (e.g., a film): heesooku'oonoo; I am watching it: heesoohootowoo; I am watching (observing) him (her): heesoohowo'; watch him (her)!: hesoohowun

 

 

 

WATER  nec; in water: neci'; body of water: coo'oowuse'; clear water: ciihkoowu';' I drink water: nec niibenenoo; I am in the water: honouu3inenoo (neci'); I am taking him (her) into the water: senii'eihxoho'; it is full of water: honoonoo3ooo'oo'

 

 

 

WATER I am watering: seeyookoono3einoo; I am watering it: seeyookoonetiinoo; I am watering my horses, dogs, etc.: niibinohooxebeinoo

 

 

 

WATERFALL  (nec)ceenise'; heetcenise'

 

 

 

WATERMELON anim. noun; nooxowouh(u)t, pl. nooxowoohu3i'

 

 

 

WATER MOCCASIN anim. noun; wo'(o)teensiisiiyei

 

 

 

WATER MONSTER anim. noun; hiincebiit (mythical animal)

 

 

 

WATER-SPRINKLING OLD MEN anim. noun; ciinecei beh'iihoho'

 

 

 

WAY which way?: tousiihi'; could it be this way?: koociinee'eesiihi'

 

 

 

WEAK  I am weak: neihowtei'ih, conoonouwuhetinoo

 

 

 

WEALTHY  hoowohnei3nowo'; he (she) has much land: nonooto'owuubeet 

 

 

 

WEAR I am wearing it: heneixowoo; I am wearing a shirt: heneixowoo (ne)biixuut

 

 

 

WEASEL  anim. noun; seihonehe', obv. sg. seihonoho, pl. seihonoh'o'

 

 

 

WEATHER (condition of the weather) neeneisiisooo', neeneisiisoho; it is good weather: nii'iisooo'; get used to a change in the weather: niinoo3iitoni'ii cecniisiii 

 

 

 

WEAVE  I weave: nenii3ooteeyeinoo; I am weaving it: woohunooteenowoo; the spider is weaving a web: nih'oo3oo noonoonoyooteeye'it

 

 

 

WEDDING  neniiseekuu3i' (they are standing there, i.e., in church)

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY yeinnonooke'

 

 

 

WEEK niiseti' hoxobetiit

 

 

 

WEEP   I am weeping: beniiwoohunoo; don't weep!: ciibehbiiwoohu; stop weeping!: ciinoteibi

 

 

 

WEIGH how much do you weigh?: hotohuutoxuu3eco'oo; how much does it weigh?: tohuutoxuu3eco'oo

 

 

 

WELCOME  welcome!: wooukohei (man speaking)

 

 

 

WELL  well, now...: nihii;  well, ok: wohei (man speaking), ' ine, 'inehouu (woman speaking)

 

 

 

WELL  (fountain, spring) hooxeb, pl. hooxeb(i)no

 

 

 

WELL  he (she) is doing it well: nii'itoot; I am doing well: nii'itoonoo

 

 

 

WEST  niitne'iseet, hihcowoonou'u'

 

 

 

 

 

WET   I am wet: neeciininoo; it is wet: neeciini'; my clothes are wet: neeciinookoono'enounoo; I am completely wet: heniixookooneenoo; don't get wet!: ciibeh'iixookoono'enouu, ciibeh'iixookoonee

 

 

 

WET  he (she) wets himself (herself): senei3etit; I am wetting the bed: senei'oobenoo; he (she) is wetting (wets) the bed: senei'oobe'

 

 

 

WHAT  tou;  what's that?: heeyou hinee; what's this?: heeyou nuhu';  what is it?: heeyou nenee', hee'ii3ou'u nenee'; what do you eat?: heeyou heibii3iit; what do you know?: heeyou hee'iyoo; what did you say?: hehtousinihii; what did he (she) say?: hihtousinihii; what is he (she) doing?: hiitoustoo

 

 

 

WHEAT  3o'ohoeeno (also means: "flour")

 

WHEEL anim. noun; hotii, pl. hotiiwo'; wheel of a vehicle: ko'einoohtoo

 

 

 

WHEN  tou'uuhu', toh'iicxooyeiniihi'

 

 

 

WHERE  toot-, tootiino;  where (in which direction)?: tootiisiihi'; where is it (inan. subj.)?: tootou; where is he (she)?: teeteehehk; where am I?: hee'iitoonooni; where are you going?: tootei'eihoo; I don't know where he (she) is: neihoowee'inebeenoon toonheetoot; where does your mother live?: toot he'inoo hiine'etii

 

 

 

WHETSTONE  toxu'(u)se3ooo

 

 

 

WHICH  which one (anim.)?: henee'eeti; which one?: hee'iiteeeenou'u, hee'iiteeneeni3i; which of the (two) horses is mine?: hee'iiteeneehi3i notonihi'

 

 

 

WHILE  wait a while!: howoh'oe; cowouubeihi, beenhehe' cowouubeihi

 

 

 

WHINE he (she) is whining: biixone'etiit; don't whine!: ciibehbiixone'etii

 

 

 

WHIP  niskohoee

 

 

 

WHIP I am whipping you: niskohu3en; I am whipping him (her): niisikohe';  I am whipping it: niiskohowoo; don't whip me!: ciibehnisikohu

 

 

 

WHIRLWIND  neyoooxet

 

 

 

WHISKER  biiset(i)noo; his whiskers: hibiisetnoono

 

 

 

WHISKEY nih'oo3ounec (means: 'white man's water"); pour me some whisky!: ciinohwuuni nih'oo3ounec (refers also to other strong alcoholic beverages)

 

 

 

WHISPER  I am whispering: heniib(i)neeyeitinoo; I whispered: nih'iib(i)neeyeitinoo; don't whisper!: ciibeh'iib(i)neeyeiti

 

 

 

 

 

WHISTLE  (traditional) kokuy, kokiy; (modern) niitou3oo

 

 

 

WHISTLE   I am whistling: niishiinoo; I am whistling at him (her): niishiiwo'; he (she) is whistling at him (her): niishiiwoot, niishiibeit; don't whistle at me!: ciibeh(cih)nishiibi

 

 

 

WHITE it is white: nonoocoo'; it is turning white: nonookunoo'oo'; it is white (anim. subj.): nonookeiht; it was white: nihnoocoo'; I have white hair: nonooke'einoo; my hair is turning white: nonooke'ei'onoo; white man: nih'oo3oo; white mouse: nookookuu

 

 

 

WHITE HILLS  (west of Arapahoe, Wyoming)  nonookotoyoo'

 

 

 

WHITE MULE (liquor) nookbiihihox

 

 

 

WHITE-TAILED DEER anim. noun; he3owooneihii, pl. he3owooneehiiho'

 

 

 

WHO  who is ...?: henee'eehe(h)k, henee'; who will be going?: henee'eehehk, henee' heetni'ihoot; who has it?: henee'eehehk, henee' nenii3ino'; who made your shirt?: henee'eehe(h)k nihniistiit hebiixuut

 

 

 

WHOLE as a whole (entirely): behiihi', beissiihi'; it is whole: beissoo', hoono'utoyoo'; it is whole (anim. subj.): hoono'utoneiht (of a person: he or she is a person of great wealth)

 

 

 

WHY  why?: tousooti', tou3eeniihi', ('o')nohtou; why have you done it?: hotou3eetoo

 

 

 

WIDE  it is wide (and long): ciixoyoo'; too'obee'; heneebe3isetee'; beneesto'obee'

 

 

 

WIDOW  anim. noun; hiinii(b)biisei

 

 

 

WIDOWER  anim. noun; hiiniibiinen

 

 

 

WIFE anim. noun; my wife: netesih'e; his wife: hitesih'o, hiniin; wife! (voc.): betebi

 

 

 

WILD he (she) is wild: neeseihit; wild horse: nesei(hii)noox; wild animals: cese'ehiiho'

 

 

 

WILLOW  yookox, pl. yookoxuu

 

 

 

WILT  it is wilting: neeckou'oo'

 

 

 

WIN  I am winning: cee3i3oyeinoo; I have won: hooyeinoo; I have won it (e.g., prize): hooyootowoo; I have won over him (her): hooyoo3o'

 

 

 

WIND  heseis(en); (there are) high winds: nonooooteese'; wind of a tornadoo neeyooxetiineese';  the wind is dying down: ceneneese'

 

 

 

 

 

WINDOW  noh'eihoo

 

 

 

WIND RIVER Big Wind River: heteiniicie, hoteiniicie (means: "loud, roaring river")

 

 

 

WINDY it is windy: heeseise'; it will be windy: heetneeseise'

 

 

 

WINE (sweet commercial wine) niscinec; chokecherry wine, juice: biininec

 

 

 

WING hi3e' pl. hi3e'eno; it has wings: heneenei3e'enoo'; it is spreading its wings: sei'3e'iwoo3iit

 

 

 

WINK I am winking: konoo'ookuhcehinoo; I am winking at him (her): koonoo'ookuhcehiitono'; wink at him (her)!: koo'okuhcehiitonin

 

 

 

WINTER  cec, pl. cecinii; in the winter: cecniihi'

 

 

 

WINTER  HAWK anim. noun; cec(i)nohuu, cec(i)nouhuu

 

 

 

WIPE I am wiping it: heehinowoo; I am wiping him (her): heihino'; he (she) is wiping him (her) off: heehinoot; wipe him (her) (anim. obj.)!: hehnin; wipe it (inan. obj.)!: hehnoo;  wipe your nose!: nii'iibee; wipe your mouth: heehetneeneti, heihnoohetii; wipe your ass!: hebihoo

 

 

 

WIRE  coowooce(y)iise'

 

 

 

WIRE CUTTER koxoeeyoo(o)

 

 

 

WISE  he (she) is wise: hee'eiht (means: "he, she knows")

 

 

 

WISH kookoos-, I wish he (she) would come with me: kookoosnehnii3oone'; I wish I had some money: kookoosnihi'ibei'ci3eib; I wish you would eat: kookooshehbii3ih

 

 

 

WITH nohkuuhu'; he (she) is said to have hit his (her) hand with a hammer: hee'ih'esihet hii'iihi' touut

 

 

 

WITHIN  within (an area): cii3iihi '

 

 

 

WOBBLE it wobbles, it is wobbling (anim. subj., e.g., wheel): niinoh'oowuno'oot

 

 

 

WOLF anim. noun; hooxei, obv. sg. hooxeihin, pl. hooxeihino'

 

 

 

WOMAN anim. noun; hisei, obv. sg., hisein, pl. hiseino'; she is a woman:

 

hiiseinit

 

 

 

WOOD  bes, pl. bexo (collectively); hardwood: be3e'ibes, bee3e'(i)xoo'

 

 

 

WOODCHUCK  anim. noun; beexoni', obv. sg., pl., obv. pl. beexonii

 

 

 

WOODPECKER  anim. noun; tonohou3eihii, beeteibetee

 

 

 

WOODS  (forest) neeyeici', hiikoo'

 

 

 

WOOL  (a clump of wool) ciinee, pl. ciineeno' (collectively); sheep wool

 

hoteiciineeno'

 

 

 

WOOL-BEARING SHEEP  anim. noun;  co'oneenote'

 

 

 

WORD  nihiit, pl. nihiitono  

 

 

 

WORK  niisi3oo

 

 

 

WORK I am working: neniisi3einoo; I work (regularly): niiniisi3einoo; I work for you: niiniistone3en; I work for him (her): niiniisitono'; he (she) works for me: niiniistoneinoo; I am working hard: nonootoxiiuninoo; neesi3eiii get to work!

 

 

 

WORKER  anim. noun; niisi3eihii

 

 

 

WORKHORSE  anim. noun; hitoohounoox

 

 

 

WORLD  hee3ei'o'bee'

 

 

 

WORM  anim. noun; beexoubiisee, pl. beexoubiiseeno'

 

 

 

WORRY  I am worrying: nooxu3ecoonoo; don't worry!: ciibehnoxu3ecoo; I am worrying about him (her): nooxu3ecooheinoo; he (she) worries him (her): nooxu3ecoohoot

 

 

 

WORSHIP  I am worshipping: hoowoo'oonoo

 

 

 

WOUND  I have been wounded: hiiniisiininoo

 

 

 

WOW  wow!: yeheihoo, yeheih (man speaking): 'ouuheihoo, 'iiheihoo, 'ii  (woman speaking)

 

 

 

WRAP I am wrapping it: neniisenowoo; I am wrapping him (her): neniiseno'; he (she) is wrapping it: neniiseno3; he (she) is wrapping him (her): neniisenoot, neniiseneit; wrap it!: niisenoo; wrap him (her)!: niisenin; she is wrapping a baby: heehc(i)toonouht

 

 

 

WRECK he (she) is in a wreck: ceece3itoot; he (she)    is wrecked: hii3ecno'oot

 

 

 

WRENCH  cesiiiyoo, cesyoo'ohoe(e)

 

 

 

WRESTLE  I am wrestling with him (her): honoononkuutehiiwo'; he (she) is wrestling with him (her): honoononkuutehiiwoot

 

 

 

WRINKLE  it has a wrinkle: wonoohono'oo'; it is wrinkled: wonoowoohono'oo'; I  have a wrinkled face: woowey'einoo

 

 

 

WRIST  wono', wonoe';  my wrist: nono(e)'

 

 

 

WRITE  I am writing: woo3onoheinoo; I am writing it: woo3onohowoo; write it!: wo3onohoo; I am writing to him (her): woo3onohowuuno'; write your name!: wo3onohoo heniisih'iit

 

 

 

WRONG  I am wrong: neihoowuu3oobei, noontoono; I have said the wrong thing: noonin(i)hiinoo; it is wrong: noonoyoo', hoowuu3oobee (means: "it is not true")